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Book recommendations pertaining to the American Revolution.

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?Fritz, Jean1997MGAge of Revolutions1706-1790North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Benjamin Franklin
NF
Bio
PB
Ben and MeFritz, Jean1988MGAge of Revolutions1706-1790North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Benjamin Franklin
FPB
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?Fritz, Jean1996MGAge of Revolutions1735-1810North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Paul Revere
NF
Bio
PB
Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?Fritz, Jean1997MGAge of Revolutions1736-1799North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Patrick Henry
NF
Bio
PB
King George III: America's EnemyBrooks, Philip2009YA
UMG
Age of Revolutions1738-1820EuropeGreat BritainAmerican Revolution
King George III
NF
Bio
CB
George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both SidesSchanzer, Rosalyn2007MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1738-1783Europe
North America
Great Britain
United States
American Revolution
King George III
George Washington
NF
Bio
PB
Someone Knows My NameHill, Lawrence2007YA
A
Age of Revolutions1745-1802North America
Africa
Europe
United States
Canada
Sierra Leone
Great Britain
American RevolutionFN
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?Fritz, Jean1977MGAge of Revolutions1751-1820EuropeUnited States
Great Britain
American Revolution
King George III
NF
Bio
PB
Notorious Benedict ArnoldSheinkin, Steve2013YAAge of Revolutions1755-1801North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Benedict Arnold
NFB
One Dead SpyHale, Nathan2020MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1755-1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Nathan Hale
NF
Bio
GN
Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?Fritz, Jean1996MGAge of Revolutions1760-1803North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Sam Adams
NF
Bio
PB
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?Fritz, Jean1997MGAge of Revolutions1761-1793North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
John Hancock
NF
Bio
PB
Independent DamesAnderson, Laurie Halse2008LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1765-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNF
Bio
PB
The Boston Massacre: An Interactive History AdventureRaum, Elizabeth2016MGAge of Revolutions1770North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
Johnny TremainForbes, Esther1943UMGAge of Revolutions1773-1775North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea PartyCook, Peter2013LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1773North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Boston Tea Party
NFPB
The Boston Tea PartyFreedman, Russell2013LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1773North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Boston Tea Party
NFPB
Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and RescueCasey, Susan2017YA
A
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNF
Bio
B
The Battle of Bunker Hill: An Interactive History AdventureBurgan, Michael2016MGAge of Revolutions1775North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
Black Heroes of the American RevolutionDavis, Burke1992UMG
MG
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
Guts & Glory: The American RevolutionThompson, Ben2019UMGAge of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
Paul Revere's RideLongfellow, Henry Wadsworth1996LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1775Europe
North America
United StatesAmerican Revolution
Paul Revere
F
Bio
PB
Answering the Cry for FreedomWoelfle, Gretchen2016MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
My Brother Sam Is DeadCollier, James Lincoln
Collier, Christopher
2005UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
The Revolutionary War: An Interactive History AdventureRaum, Elizabeth2016MGAge of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
King George: What Was His Problem?Sheinkin, Steve2005UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
King George III
NFCB
Toliver's SecretBrady, Esther Wood1976MGAge of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
Sophia's War: A Tale of the RevolutionAvi2013MGAge of Revolutions1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
ChainsAnderson, Laurie Halse2008UMGAge of Revolutions1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
Attack of the TurtleCarlson, Drew2007MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
1776McCullough, David2006YA
A
Age of Revolutions1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFB
ForgeAnderson, Laurie Halse2010UMGAge of Revolutions1777North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
Susanna's Midnight RideMcNamee, Libby Carty2018UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1781-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFN
AshesAnderson, Laurie Halse2016UMGAge of Revolutions1781North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
Lafayette!Hale, Nathan2018MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1791-1792North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNF
Bio
GN

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel